Goldy's Run 5k
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Today my husband an my little sister (who is 14 yrs younger than me) participated in Goldy's Run 5k for St. Judes Childrens Hospital at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus. Weather this year has been unusual. Figured it would be a little warmer if we ran in April. Not so much this year.
Survived the Goldy's Run 5k in 30 degree weather. Was cold waiting for it to start but was roasting 1/2 way into it. My husband was off, didn't see him till the finish line. He has always been a faster runner than me. Only started running two years ago. I didn't get to start training till two weeks ago and hadn't run since last summer before that.
The last 5K I ran in 2011 I was pushing two kids in a double stroller (not a running stroller and was probably pushing about 80lbs). I ran it in 43 minutes. So my goal today was to finish in less than 43 minutes.
When I run I like to run at a pace I can keep for the whole race. I don't like to run, walk, run, walk.... So my pace isn't the fastest. My little sister stayed with my the whole race (this was her first race). I could tell she wanted to go faster and could, but she stayed with me. And I made my goal of running the whole thing without stopping to walk.
There were 2231 runners/walkers for the 5K. I placed 1589, so wasn't last :o) They couldn't quite get there 5K course to 3.1 miles, it was only 2.95. I ran it in 34:16:57 which means I kept a 5mph pace the whole way and I beat my goal of 43 mins, very proud since I haven't run since last summer and am 50lbs heavier. Even if it was a full 3.1 miles I would have made it in about 37 mins. So did good :)